1.8 GPA

C- letter grade and 71 percent

1.8 GPA, C- letter grade and 71%


If you currently have a 1.8 and are researching what this means to your academic future, this page has resources which will cover the following.

  • Check how your GPA compares with other high school students
  • How to convert a 1.8 into a letter grade or percentage
  • See how much you can raise your current GPA
  • Find out what colleges you can get into with a 1.8

Is a 1.8 good or bad?

To put it bluntly, a 1.8 is not a good GPA. It's far below the national average high school GPA of 3.1. You don't have a realistic chance of getting into traditional four-year colleges that have competitive admissions. You need to do all you can to get your grade average above a 2.0, even better if you can raise it to a 2.5 or 3.0. As things stand, your best option for college is looking at two year community colleges that offer open admission to all GPA's.

1.8 letter grade and percentage

A 1.8 grade point average is a numerical representation of your course letter grades on a 4.0 scale. Your 1.8 GPA indicates you averaged C- grades in your classes and delivered satisfactory but below average performance. The percent equivalent of a 1.8 grade point average is 71% on the percentage grading scale. This means that you scored an average of 71% on tests and assignments. Learn more about what the C- letter grade signifies.

How high can I still increase my 1.8 GPA?

The table below will help you see how high or low you can possibly change your GPA if you currently have a 1.8. As you progress in school it becomes more and more difficult to improve your overall grade point average. Select the tab and table column corresponding to the last semester you completed. Then find a row for your predicted future letter grade average. The result would be your GPA at graduation if you can maintain that letter grade.

College acceptance with a 1.8 GPA

By examining the average high school GPA for students who were admitted to 1,368 selective four-year colleges, we can see how a 1.8 compares when applying to college. All selective colleges in the U.S. have an average accepted student GPA higher than a 1.8.

  • 100% of colleges have an average incoming student GPA higher than a 1.8
  • 0% of colleges have an average incoming student GPA lower than a 1.8

With a 1.8 grade average there very few selective, four year colleges colleges you can apply to and hope to be accepted. You are better off concentrating on colleges with open admissions or two year community colleges.

Position of 1.8 on the GPA Scale

Conversion table of the unweighted 4.0 grade point scale with letter grade and percentage equivalents. This unweighted GPA scale is used my most U.S. high schools and colleges.

High School Grade Point Scale
GPA Grade Percent
2.3 C+ 77
2.2 C 76
2.1 C 75
2.0 C 73
1.9 C- 72
1.8 C- 71
1.7 C- 70
1.6 D+ 69
1.5 D+ 68
1.4 D+ 67
1.3 D+ 67

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